December 19, 2012

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to bead I go!



I've come to like beading (and if you've been with me more than a year, we'll all wait until you pick yourself up again)....

But sometimes it can be a bit crazy. This section, which is  all of 11 inches by 6 - took me TWELVE. HOURS to hand bead.

There's gotta be a faster way, no?

No?

Oh.

Kit 120

Joining in with my pals over at The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.  :)

24 comments:

quilthexle said...

Oh yeah - I hear you !!! But it sure looks great ;-))

Erin Winslow aka Itsbugart said...

You can always glue the beads but then there is the risk that they can fall-off later.

Sandra Scott Textile Artist said...

It shows great patience and hats off to you for that. Very magical!

Mary Stori said...

Great choice in bead/sequin selection.....beading?? Time consuming??? Oh my, I didn't realize that!?!? Grinning.....
It's a tad early...but Merry Christmas to you and all your readers....

Susan Turney said...

Beautiful!

arlee said...

i wish, i wish upon that star, less time it take to be(ad) :)

giddy up said...

It is beautiful....

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I say the time is well spent! Looks wonderful so far!

Susan Being Snippy said...

oh yes, those beads do take up the hours, but then what else would you do with the time, wash the dishes? sweep the floor? I say adding beads to a quilt is so much more interesting!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

It is so worth it !! Beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is just stunning!! I know; a lot of work, but you did a fantastic job Kit.

Allison said...

12 hours well spent - it looks fabulous :)

Saturday Sequins said...

What would you say if I told you that there was actually a faster way?

It means learning a new skill, tambour embroidery, but I know a few people who are quite good at it who say that it's much faster than the traditional way for sequin, bead, and even thread embroidery.

In case you're interested, I put together a resource list here! http://www.saturdaysequins.com/2012/04/tambour-embroidery-resources.html

rtquilter said...

No shortcuts but well worth the effort.

Beth said...

LOL. However the beading was worth the time spent!

thesewinggeek said...

Beautiful!

Regina said...

Looks wonderful! And there are times when we just need a slow project to counterbalance the rest of our busy lives......

Becky said...

Looks great! I avoid hand sewing at almost any cost, but one exception is just that... sewing beads onto my things. I love it, and haven't found a shortcut either...

elle said...

It looks like it was worth every minute!

Leah Hughes said...

I'm also an avid beader with my fibre art. Nothing brings a piece to life like beads...so it's totally worth it.

Leah Hughes said...

I'm also an avid beader with my fibre art. Nothing brings a piece to life like beads...so it's totally worth it.

Kathy said...

Definitely worth the time! Looks beautiful!

Kit Lang said...

Hi Leah, thanks for coming by! It is worth it, but unfortuantely, I don't often have cause for them. :)

liniecat said...

Perfection takes time.......good job your tenacious cos it looks like you hit perfection!
: )

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